Faculty Information




  • B.S., Psychology Trinity College (78)
  • M.S., Leisure and Environmental Resource Administration, George Williams College (84)
  • Doctorate in Strategic Leadership, Regent University (2014)

Related Experience and certifications:

  • American Camping Association Standards Visitor
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Lifeguard Instructor Trainer
  • Canoe Instructor
  • Certified Project Wild

Current Affiliations:

  • Christian Camp and Conference Association
  • American Association for Christian Counselors
  • American Camping Association
  • Christian Adventure Association


  • Start-up Director / Camp Chattooga for Girls, Tallulah Falls, GA
  • Camp Director / Moraine Girl Scout Council Chicago, Ill
  • Mountain Guide / American Wilderness Institute- Sangre de Christo Mountains, CO
  • Rock Climbing Instructor / CO
  • Corporate Team Building Facilitator and Trainer, Quarterman & Associates
  • Aquatic Event Staff / 96 Olympics Atlanta, GA
  • Director of Camp Chattooga / Tallulah Falls, GA

Cyd and her husband, Bill live in Toccoa, GA, on a ridge overlooking the Piedmont foothills. They enjoy travelling with their two older sons when they get the chance!





  • Bachelors Degree in Education, Toccoa Falls College Toccoa, GA
  • Masters Degree in Experiential Learning, Prescott College, AZ

Related Experience and certifications:

  • State of Georgia Level II-EMS instructor
  • Instructor Trainer ASHI                                             AHA Instructor

—BLS                                                             —BLS

—ACLS                                                          —ACLS

—PALS                                                          —PALS

—Wilderness Medicine                                   —BBP

  • American Red Cross Instructor-Life guarding,C-Pro

Current Affiliations:

  • Phoenix Air-Flight Medic
  • Rabun County EMS-Paramedic
  • HELP Inc.-CEO


  • U.S. Army-Paratrooper
  • Phoenix Air-Flight Medic
  • Rabun County EMS-Paramedic
  • HELP Inc.-CEO
  • State of Georgia Level II-EMS instructor



  • B.S., Outdoor Education , Montreat College
  • M.S., Experiential Education, Minnesota State University Mankato

Related Experience and certifications:

  • Wilderness First Responder
  • National Association for Search & Rescue Technician Three
  • Current Co-CEO lapdog, incorporated
  • Naturalist
  • Director Big ‘Y’ Retreat Center
  • Challenge Course Designer and Installer
  • Rock Climbing Instructor
  • Founder Recreational Outdoor Experiences (ROX)
  • Safety Officer at Bridge Day, West Virginia, 1995 & 1996
  • Backpacked 1,500 miles of the Appalachian Trail
  • Constructed Challenge Courses in China, Sweden and across the USA
  • Recipient of Outdoor Education Student Honor Montreat College
  • Presenter Association for Challenge Course Technology, Association for Experiential Education, Christian Adventure Education

Current Affiliations:

  • National Speleological Society
  • Appalachian Trail Conference
  • Association for Challenge Course Technology
  • Southeastern Cave Coalition
  • Christian Adventure Association

Shane, his wife Stephanie and his daughter Kiralese currently live in Gainesville, Georgia where he is the Co-CEO of lapdog, inc., a Corporate Development and Team Building company.

Shane is passionate about using outdoor and experiential education for the development of individuals spiritually, physically, socially and emotionally.